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The Justice Department has enough incriminating evidence to file terrorism charges against the Council on American-Islamic Relations and its founders but has chosen not to indict the Washington-based group and its leaders at this time, a veteran FBI agent reveals in a shocking new book.
“There is enough evidence to indict CAIR, but the government chose not to do so at this time,” said former FBI official John Guandolo, author of “Raising a Jihadi Generation: Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood Movement in America.”
He suggests the government balked at throwing the book at CAIR for political reasons.
CAIR has cultivated a number of political supporters, mainly among leading Democrats in Washington – including senior White House officials. Secret Service entry logs show CAIR officials have visited the White House several times during the Obama administration.
Despite its designation as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator in 2007, the Muslim pressure group in recent years has successfully lobbied for changes in federal policies dealing with the war on terror. For example, CAIR took credit for helping persuade Attorney General Eric Holder to prohibit religious profiling in terror cases, a decision his department is expected to announce formally soon. It also played a key role in the Pentagon’s recent decision to change long-standing uniform rules to allow military personnel to wear Islamic beards and head coverings.
Moreover, a controversial new rule issued earlier this month by the departments of State and Homeland Security to relax U.S. immigration for Palestinian and other foreign “refugees” who have provided “limited” material support to terrorists also dovetails with CAIR lobbying.
Under the Bush administration, the Justice Department implicated CAIR in a criminal conspiracy to raise money for Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist group.
CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad, aka Omar Yehya, was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007-2008 Holy Land Foundation case. He and CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad remain under FBI investigation, senior FBI officials have confirmed in letters to Congress. Until their ties to Hamas are resolved, the FBI says it will not formally recognize CAIR as a Muslim outreach partner or meet with CAIR officials. The FBI has effectively banned CAIR pending the outcome of the probe.
Starting in the fall of 2008, Guandolo said, “the FBI cut off all ties with CAIR because of their ties to Hamas.”
He explains that CAIR was created in 1994 by the U.S. branch of Hamas, known as the “Palestine Committee,” to function as the “political arm” of the Palestinian terrorist group. A year before founding the front group, Ahmad and Awad had attended a secret meeting with “senior leaders of Hamas” at a Philadelphia hotel that was bugged by the FBI. An internal FBI memo written by the former head of the FBI’s counterterrorism division describes “all attendees” of the meeting – including Ahmad and Awad – as “Hamas members,” Guandolo points out.
“CAIR was the fourth organization created by Hamas to recruit jihadis, raise money and gain media favor for Hamas in America,” Guandolo said, adding that phone books, organizational charts, secret manifestos written in Arabic and other documents the FBI has seized indicate Awad and Ahmad were in leadership positions in the U.S. Palestine Committee prior to the creation of CAIR.
“CAIR is Hamas,” Guandolo flatly states.
Since 9/11, several CAIR officials – including senior officials working in the group’s national office located within blocks of the U.S. Capitol – have been convicted or deported on terrorism-related charges.
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Just yesterday we gave you the bad news that Sheriff Jenkins was allowing himself to be fooled by Hamas-linked, pro-jihad, pro-sharia Muslims at CAIR – even allowing the legal jihadists to train cops. The bad news keeps coming and sharia keeps creeping.
In a statement issued earlier today, the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy said:
“After careful consideration and consultation with other law enforcement agencies and academies, having firsthand knowledge of this training, the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy will no longer be offering Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services in-service training credit for the upcoming seminar “Understanding and Investigating Jihadi Networks in America.”
“The Academy has apologized to those law enforcement agencies and personnel affected by this decision and will work to ensure those officers receive the in-service training credits necessary and relevant to their positions.”
Sheriff Jenkins could have squashed this quickly and easily but he didn’t, he allowed a Hamas-linked org to spew dawah to his force.
Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins
132 W. Davis Street
Culpeper, Virginia 22701
Phone: (540) 727-7520
Fax: (540) 727-3466
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Contact info for Rappahannockstan academy cowards.
Executive Director: Mike Harvey
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That’s the good news.
Despite the urging of local and national Islamic leaders, Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins said Friday that he has no plans to cancel a controversial three-day counterterrorism training session next week.
Jenkins met Friday with Corey Saylor of the D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic relations and Dr. Nabeel Babar, director of the Islamic Center of Culpeper, both of whom asked the sheriff to cancel the training sessions scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Germanna Community College’s Daniel Technology Center. The sessions will be led by former FBI agent John Guandolo, whom the CAIR called a “notorious anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist” in a release earlier this week.
Both Saylor and Jenkins described their meeting as positive, but Saylor said he was not pleased the seminar will apparently go on as planned.
“Sheriff Jenkins wants to hold some good counterterrorism seminars, and that is how it should be,” Saylor said, adding, “We just don’t think John Guandolo is the man to do it.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors extremist groups, has also called on Jenkins to cancel the seminars. It said Guandolo has claimed that CIA Director John Brennan is a secret Muslim agent for the Saudis.
That claim could be easily confirmed by Brennan himself. Why hasn’t anyone in the media simply asked him if he is or has ever been a Muslim?
Jenkins said Friday that he offered to hold the sessions with a disclaimer stating that his department does not necessarily agree with anything Guandolo might say in his “Jihadi Networks in America” training programs.
The bad news is Sheriff Jenkins apparently has no clue who the FBI-banned, DOJ-confirmed, unindicted as a co-conspirator in the largest Islamic terror finance conviction in U.S. history, Hamas-CAIR is. Links on left nav bar for those new to CAIR’s racket.
Jenkins said he also offered Saylor and Babar an opportunity to talk with his staff on Monday and hold a more formal educational session at some later date.
“The more information we can get the better,” Jenkins said.
Only if you believe in keeping your friends close and your enemies closer.
Jenkins earlier stated that he and his men were capable of separating facts from any theories offered by Guandolo.
“We’ve got sense enough not to take anything we might not agree with at face value,” he said.
Although Saylor said he was pleased with Jenkins’ bid at “addressing our concerns,” he said that he was disappointed with the sheriff’s refusal to cancel the training sessions.
CAIR sent letters to the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice and the Rappahannock Regional Justice Academy on Friday afternoon asking that officers attending the seminar not be given the 40 hours of re-certification credits it now carries.
“We respectfully request that the Department of Criminal Justice Services withdraw its accreditation for this hate-filled training program,” the letter to DCJS Director Garth Wheeler stated.
According to a CAIR news release, Wheeler responded by saying he would look into the matter.
Jenkins said he assured Saylor and Babar that the seminar “was not a political stunt.” He said he also told them that some of the problems that have arisen might have been avoided “if we had talked earlier.”
“I don’t like to be prejudged,” Jenkins said.
To ensure safety for everyone, Jenkins said tight security measures will be put in place next week when Guandolo holds his seminars.
Safety of whom? From what? Muslims?
A total of 50 officers from Culpeper, various parts of Virginia and other states are expected to attend.
Hamas-linked CAIR put out a call to action to Muslims. This is a non-Muslim call to action. Sheriff Jenkins should not be negotiating with terror-linked Muslim groups. Let him know.
We’re now in discussions with the sheriff and ask that you not contact his office at this time. We’ve disabled the click-and-send letter for now. Thank you to all those who took action!
Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins
132 W. Davis Street
Culpeper, Virginia 22701
Phone: (540) 727-7520
Fax: (540) 727-3466
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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WASHINGTON — The last time Robert Malley went to work for the White House, it was as a Middle East peacemaker, advising President Bill Clinton during his futile effort to broker an agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians at Camp David in 2000.
Now, Mr. Malley is coming back to the White House, administration officials said on Tuesday. This time, he will manage the fraying ties between the United States and its allies in the Persian Gulf, a job that says a lot about how America’s role in the Middle East has changed.
As a senior director at the National Security Council, Mr. Malley will help devise American policy from Saudi Arabia to Iran. It is a region on edge, with the Saudis and their Sunni neighbors in the gulf fearful that the United States is tilting away, after decades of close ties with them, toward a nuclear accommodation with Shiite Iran.
With his many contacts throughout the Arab world, Mr. Malley, who has been program director for the Middle East and North Africa at the International Crisis Group, would seem well suited for such a post. But he has also been something of a lightning rod in a field that can be culturally and ideologically treacherous.
In 2008, Mr. Malley was forced to sever his ties as an informal adviser to the campaign of Barack Obama when it was reported that he had met with members of Hamas, the militant Palestinian group, which the State Department classifies as a terrorist organization.
The meeting, Mr. Malley said in a letter to The New York Times, was hardly a secret and came in the course of his work with the I.C.G., a nonprofit group focused on preventing conflict. Still, he felt obliged to distance himself from Mr. Obama to avoid misperceptions of the “candidate’s position regarding the Islamist movement.”
Now that we know the
manchurian “candidate’s position regarding the Islamist movement,” a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, it’s ok to bring pro-Hamas Malley back into the limelight.
Malley’s bio notes the following,
A Harvard-trained lawyer and Rhodes Scholar, Robert Malley is the Middle East and North Africa Program Director for the International Crisis Group (ICG), which receives funding from the Open Society Institute (whose founder, George Soros, serves on the ICG Board and Executive Committee).
his father, Simon Malley, a key figure in the Egyptian Communist Party. Rabidly anti-Israel, Simon Malley was a confidante of the late PLO leader Yasser Arafat; an inveterate critic of “Western imperialism”; a supporter of various leftist revolutionary “liberation movements,” particularly the Palestinian cause; a beneficiary of Soviet funding; and a supporter of the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
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Who then demand the definition of terrorism be whitewashed. via Bergen County emergency response program graduates 150 Muslim volunteers : NorthJersey.com. h/t LUTBOI
MAHWAH – A county emergency response program graduated its latest class of trainees Saturday, the second in an effort by officials to recruit members of faith-based organizations for the volunteer effort.
About 150 young adults from three mosques in North Jersey collected certificates for completing basic training in the Community Emergency Response Team program. The participants belong to Nida-ul-Islam and Dar-ul-Islah, both in Teaneck, and the Islamic Center of Passaic County, in Paterson.
That would be one of the most radical mosques in New Jersey, led by former Hamas member and illegal immigrant facing pending deportation, Mohammad Qatanani (who wants to replace the 1st Amendment to align with sharia).
Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan and Freeholder Maura DeNicola both attended the ceremony, held at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Complex.
“What you now know is more than most of us know,” Donovan said. “So you can help in times of emergency. You can help your own community and you can help the larger Bergen County community.”
Muslim leaders approached the county about getting involved with public service and were steered to the CERT program.
During the weekend of Jan. 4, the trainees spent 10 hours each day learning first aid, CPR, fire suppression techniques and terrorism awareness, among other skills.
The training allows the county to have an organized group of volunteers that can be tapped in the even of a wide spread disaster.
At times with the latest class, the students were also educating the teachers.
For example, a discussion on terrorism had some “discrepancies,” Zillehuma Hasan said, which resulted in changes to the curriculum.
“The definition of terrorism that was used made it look like Muslim’s condone it,” she said. “There is no religion that condones violence.”
Except for at least 109 [Koranic] verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding..
The county worked with mosque leaders to address cultural considerations during training. An area was set aside for the group to have prayer breaks during classes. Male and female trainees used different mats for practicing CPR. And Muslim leaders organized their own meal catering during the training days.
In other words, the Bergen County CERT submitted to Islamic sharia demands of the worst kind: gender segregation and very likely religious segregation so non-Muslim men were not practicing CPR on Muslim women and vice versa. Can someone at the Bergen County CERT explain to us what a Muslim will do when called to an emergency and where all those needing assistance are non-Muslim?
Sabeela Zia, 29, of Old Tappan, said she learned about the CERT program through her mosque, Nida-ul-Islam.
“This is a great opportunity for the Muslim community to make a lasting positive impression on the general public,” she said…
Here’s the lasting impression anyone who reads this story will get: Muslims once again chose not to assimilate into an existing training course that normal Americans living in New Jersey have probably participated in for decades. Rather, Muslims made demands for sharia law accommodation and Bergen County CERT readily submitted.
The county, without any research or justification at all, nullified any relevance their terror training once had (in a county hard hit by the Muslim terror attacks of 9/11) to appease some Muslims who obfuscate jihad and only seek to defend Islam, even if it means lying about it. Too easy. No elections, no votes, no shots fired.
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The axiom that “once is an accident, twice a coincidence, but three times is a pattern” needs an extension when it comes to Baltimore Sun whitewashing the Council on American Islamic Relations.
Four times since Nov. 20, 2012, The Sun has published Op-Ed columns authored or co-authored by Zainab Chaudry, a founder and representative of CAIR’s Maryland chapter. Once during the period it also gave her additional space to spin extremism and castigate critics in a letter to the editor. The i.d. lines for Chaudry identify her group as “a civil rights and advocacy organization.”
In none of Chaudry’s five offerings does The Sun tell readers that CAIR has been exposed in trials and out-of-court settlements as:
* A Muslim Brotherhood spin-off;
* A group founded by Hamas members;
* Unindicted co-conspirator in the country’s largest terrorism funding case;
* An organization from which at least five former staff or lay leaders have been indicted, arrested or deported on weapons and terrorism-related charges; and
* A group with which the FBI ceased official cooperation.
Does that sound like the American Muslim equivalent of the National Association for Colored People or the Anti-Defamation League? It does on Sun opinion pages.
After Chaudry’s Op-Eds, CAMERA submitted letters to the editor of its own. They pointed out evasions, falsifications and omissions in the commentaries and their attached identifications of CAIR as an “advocacy and civil rights organization.” None of letters appeared in print editions of The Sun.
For Baltimore Sun readers, a serious question is how to designate the newspaper’s avoidance of full disclosure, or disclosure of virtually any sort, regarding CAIR? An accident, coincidence, pattern or outright journalistic failure?
Read it all.
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1:16 p.m. EST
MS. HARF: Hi, everyone. Welcome to the briefing. Just a couple items at the top, and then we’ll open it up to questions.
MS. HARF: Hi.
QUESTION: I wanted to start by asking about the Embassy employee in Cairo who was arrested for his liaison with the Muslim Brotherhood. First off, what is the reaction of the State Department? What’s being done, I assume, to have him released, if he hasn’t been released already? And then if you could talk a little more broadly about whether or not the State Department or the Administration believes that the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization, and what this says about dealing with a government in Cairo that is refusing to recognize such a significant part of the population in Egypt.
MS. HARF: Absolutely. So we can confirm that a locally employed staff member of the U.S. Embassy was detained on January 25th and that, as far as we understand, he has been held without charges since then. We have been in touch with the Government of Egypt and have requested additional information about his case. The locally employed staff member was detained, I think, over a weekend on January 25th while off-duty, as I think maybe you mentioned.
The United States does not – has not designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. We have been very clear in Egypt that we will work with all sides and all parties to help move an inclusive process forward. We’ve also repeatedly, both publicly and privately, called on the interim government to move forward in an inclusive manner. That means talking to all parties, bringing them into the process. We’re not saying what the future government should look like specifically other than that it should be inclusive. That, of course, includes the Muslim Brotherhood. We will continue talking to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as part of our broad outreach to the different parties and groups there.
QUESTION: So if he was arrested or detained anyways off-duty, is it your understanding he was – he is being detained because of his liaison with the Muslim Brotherhood, or was there another reason to your understanding?
MS. HARF: Let me see if we have more clarity on this. I’m not sure we have entire clarity about the reasons for his continued detention. Let me check with our folks and see. Again, I’m not sure if we know exactly why he’s being detained.
QUESTION: Because otherwise, I mean I’m sure other employees at the Embassy are – would be reluctant to liaise with the Muslim Brotherhood or any opposition groups that the current government in Cairo seems to not look upon favorably. And –
MS. HARF: Let me see – oh, sorry, go ahead.
QUESTION: Yeah. No, and so I just wonder, as you say, how the Obama Administration and the State Department is going to continue reaching out to the Muslim Brotherhood. How will they do that if employees are being arrested and there’s certain penalties that people have to face in doing so.
MS. HARF: Well – yeah. No, it’s – to be clear, I’m not saying that that was the reason for his detention. I would need to confirm that with folks.
MS. HARF: I actually haven’t heard that, so let me check and see that.
Again, he was a locally employed staff member. Our folks that are on the ground there have been talking to the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups as well. So let me see two things if I can get a little more clarity about the reason for his detention and also what his job was at the Embassy. I just don’t have all that clarity.
QUESTION: Okay. So would an American official at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo be able to liaise with the Muslim Brotherhood? I assume they have been.
MS. HARF:Well, they certainly have been. Absolutely.
MS. HARF: And again, I’m not sure that was the reason for his detention. So before we sort of take this – I’m happy to check and see if we just have some more clarity on that.
QUESTION: Thank you.
QUESTION: To be clear on this point –
MS. HARF: Uh-huh.
QUESTION: — you’re saying that you have not designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization?
QUESTION: And you’re saying – are you – when you say “we are liaising with the Muslim Brotherhood” –
MS. HARF: Mm-hmm.
QUESTION: — are you having regular meetings with them, you are meeting their leadership, you’re discussing the political situation in Egypt?
MS. HARF:Absolutely, as we have said from the beginning of, certainly, this current period of what’s been happening in Egypt, but going back many, many months.
QUESTION: Has there been any expression of alarm or disapproval by the Egyptian Government to your contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood?
MS. HARF: Not to my knowledge, Said, but I’m happy to check with our folks on the ground in Cairo and see if there has been.
Readers here were well aware that Obama was embracing and legitimizing the Muslim Brotherhood since his very first speech, and likely before that.
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Universities have been infiltrated by terror-linked organizations and terrorist defenders. Sent from a reader via Penn Law Calendar of Events / February 22, 2014.
Eighth Annual Muslim Law Students Conference
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Eighth Annual Muslim Law Students Conference:
Muslim Obligations in Promoting Justice
The Penn Muslim Law Students Association and National Muslim Law Students Association invite all students, academics, and professionals to join us for this exciting event!
Our Conference will feature stimulating discussions from renowned speakers, offering a great opportunity for attendees to inform themselves of pressing legal issues. As the implementation of justice becomes increasingly difficult, the obligations of Muslim professionals evolve in nature and complexity. We hope to provide insight on how Muslim professionals can better prepare to meet these obligations and impact our local and global society.
The Conference will also feature a networking reception for attendees to meet and mingle with other professionals. Penn MLSA is proud to continue the tradition of fostering important connections between professionals from around the country!
Registration online is FREE (includes hor d’oeuvres, dinner, and refreshments)
Registration at the door is $10
This program has been approved for 1.5 substantive law credits and 1.5 ethics credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit must bring separate payment in the amount of $30.00 cash or check payable to “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.”
Assistant Professor of Law, Valparaiso University School of Law
Mr. Faisal Kutty is a Canadian lawyer, academic,writer, and human rights activist. Professor Kutty has been a vocal spokesperson and advocate on human rights and the excesses of anti-terror legislation and policies. He co-founded the Canadian Muslim Civil Liberties Association in 1994, for which he currently serves as general counsel. He is also a former vice chair of the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN). He has been included in The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World for the years 2010-2013.
Of Counsel, CAIR Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Chapter
Visiting Professor, Villanova University
Mrs. Amara Chaudhry-Kravitz has devoted her entire professional career to the representation of historically marginalized populations in both criminal and civil proceedings. Ms. Chaudhry-Kravitz has represented the indigent accused, low income persons, persons of color, juveniles, the mentally ill, and members of the LGBT community. She has demonstrated her leadership in the emerging field of “Muslim civil rights law” through her most recent publications – “Is Brown the New Black?: American Muslims, Inherent Propensity for Violence, and America’s Racial History” & “The New Facially Neutral ‘Anti-Shariah’ Bills: A Constitutional Analysis.”
Associate Professor of Law, City University of New York
Mr. Ramzi Kassem represents prisoners of various nationalities presently or formerly held at American facilities at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, at so-called “Black Sites,” and at other detention sites worldwide.
Another sharia-teaching event in Canada at the University of Alberta Law School (https://www.facebook.com/events/704450002920484/?notif_t=plan_user_joined)
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For newer readers.
CBN News counterterrorism correspondent Erick Stakelbeck investigates the network of Islamic extremism tied to HAMAS in Central Ohio. (2007)
Sultan’s son was recently arrested in a Muslim Brotherhood crackdown.
And circa 2008 in Toledo, Ohio:
All three suspects in the Toledo terror trial have been found guilty on all counts. They were charged with conspiring to kill or maim U.S. troops overseas. Their maximum sentence is life in prison.
* 26-year-old Mohammad Amawi, a citizen of Jordan and the U.S.
* 42-year-old Marwan el-Hindi, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Jordan
* 24-year-old Wassim Mazloum, a UT student from Lebanon
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Perched along Interstate 96 near Milford Road for the past month, a large red billboard asks travelers in the thousands of vehicles that pass it daily: “What is Islam? Who are the Muslims?”
The sign in Oakland County also lists a phone number and website for GainPeace, a Chicago nonprofit associated with the Islamic Circle of North America.
The curious who follow through have the chance to earn a free copy of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, and learn more about the religion, which is the aim of the group’s campaign.
“We want to do away with the misconceptions people have about the fundamentals of Islam,” said Sabeel Ahmed, national director of GainPeace.
Sabeel Ahmed. Where have we heard that name before? Do recall, Director of Islamic dawah ads in his own words:
Christianity has transgressed the limits set by Allah; therefore showing happiness and joy on Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Good Friday is like shaking hands with Satan and telling him to carry on the good work.
Remember Allah commandment to us in the Quran:
“Help you one another in virtue and righteousness, but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah, verily Allah is severe in punishment”. (Quran, 5:2)
Therefore, a Muslim can’t enjoin in any aspect of Christmas in the disguise that Jesus is our Prophet too, we are just honoring him by celebrating Christmas. We should recognize the bidah of Christmas and the Prophet’s warning that all bidah should be rejected. Therefore, accepting Christmas invitations, attending Christmas parties, buying small plastic Christmas trees to please the kids (some Muslims actually do) should be avoided.
By greeting Christians with ‘merry Christmas’ we are legitimizing Christmas, by driving out on Christmas eve to witness the decoration of houses, we are appreciating bidah with our eyes, by placing our kids on the laps of Santa in the malls we are handing them in the hands of a fiend, by closing our Islamic Schools or shops during Christmas we are giving it our silent approval, by selling Christmas items in our shops, we are strengthening the pillars of Kufr.
By purchasing for children books with Christmas themes (‘The Night before Christmas’), by watching Christmas movies and by giving holidays to our regular Islamic schools or weekend schools, we are passing them a misguided message.
Indeed Islam came to tear down the pillars of kufr and replace them with the pillars of Islam.
Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch writes, Detroit News lauds billboards touting Islam without mentioning sponsoring group’s ties to Muslim Brotherhood:
Mark Hicks says that GainPeace is “associated with the Islamic Circle of North America.” He doesn’t see fit to mention that the Islamic Circle of North America was listed as a Muslim Brotherhood organization in a captured internal Muslim Brotherhood document, “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America,” which explains that the Brotherhood’s agenda in the U.S. is subversive: the Muslim Brothers “must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
Nor does Hicks bother to note that a former ICNA leader has been convicted of jihad war crimes in Bangadesh. He says nothing about how ICNA has promoted donations to jihad. He is likewise mum about its ties to the Pakistani Islamic supremacist group Jamaat-e-Islami, as well as about its anti-American, anti-Israel speakers who have promoted violent jihad.
Indeed, there is not a single word in this article that is remotely critical of ICNA or its billboard proselytizing. Contrast that to Hicks’ article about my appearance at a conference in Michigan last August, where I debated two Muslim spokesmen, Shadid Lewis and Mustafa Akyol. Hicks led off his story about that event with one compact paragraph that invokes the Norwegian mass murder Anders Breivik, whose murders the mainstream media was avid to blame falsely on me; the smears of the ADL and SPLC against my name and reputation; and the British ban, which was the product of a similar smear campaign. Hicks doesn’t say “smear campaign,” of course, and doesn’t balance any of this with even one word about why I might not be responsible for Brievik’s murders, or why the ADL and SPLC might not be entirely trustworthy sources, or why the British ban might reflect more on the British government’s cowardice and desire to appease Islamic supremacists than on my work. He then goes on to quote Dawud Walid of Hamas-linked CAIR. He never asked me for a quote — of course.
And now he publishes this ICNA press release. This is what passes for journalism these days. Please drop Hicks a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask him, politely, calmly, and courteously, why he didn’t report about ICNA’s Muslim Brotherhood ties and jihadist connections, and why he chose to report everything negative about a foe of jihad terror without any balancing or even explanatory information.
Ask Hicks why he didn’t publish Sabeel’s quotes as well.
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Why do we have to find out about this from Canadian news? via Berkeley students must tweet on Islamophobia | Toronto Sun.
Two weeks ago, I received a panicked message from a student enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley.
He wrote: “I’ve been told by one of my professors I will be required, as part of my grade, to start a Twitter account and tweet weekly on Islamophobia. I can’t help but feel this is unethical. This is his agenda not mine.”
The professor conducting this exercise was Hatem Bazian as part of a course titled, “Asian American Studies 132AC: Islamophobia”.
When I asked him to elaborate on his concerns the student wrote: “There are 100 students in the class, all of us forced to create individual Twitter accounts. I’m not wholly clear on what our final project is yet (I find it very interesting that he excludes both the Twitter account requirement AND the final project from his official syllabus), but we have to meet with a group in San Francisco, and our class will be surveying people of color on the impact of some ads put out by (anti-Sharia blogger) Pamela Gellar. Now I’m no Pamela Gellar fan, I think she’s nuts, but I feel … between the Twitter stuff and the final project he’s basically using us as unpaid labor to work on his agenda.”
I wrote to Prof. Bazian, who co-founded “Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)” at Berkeley, asking why he was using his students to pursue what appeared to me to be a political exercise meant to propagate a specific message to the Twitterverse.
Bazian replied, without referring to Islamophobia:
“My course is designated as an American culture community engagement scholarship class … Students are asked to send at least one posting per week on something related to the course content, be it from the actual reading or anything they read or came across.”
When I asked him why all the tweets by his students so far are about Islamophobia, he replied:
“The class is titled De-Constructing Islamophobia and the History of Otherness … (Students) are asked to post based on … examining Islamophobia through looking at earlier historical examples.”
The fact remains Prof. Bazian appears to be using his position of authority to make 100 students — mostly non-Muslims — tweet about Muslim victimhood in America, irrespective of how it’s defined or whether it exists.
No student I have seen on Twitter has yet posted a tweet saying Islamophobia is a myth, nor has any student challenged the validity of the term.
Daniel Greenfield adds:
This abusive behavior isn’t a unique invention by Bazian. Academics use their students to push agendas on social media and increasingly tie classwork to online activities blurring the line between required classwork and personal advocacy.
Even aside from Hatem Bazian’s hateful views, that’s a troubling boundary issue with students being forced to put forward a single opinion as their own in a public forum that goes outside the school. It’s the equivalent of ordering students to write letters to the editor promoting a particular point of view and only that point of view. It’s an inversion of academic freedom.
Reader Jerry brings up an excellent point:
Taking a course entitled ‘Islamophobia” should pretty well have told him what he was getting himself into with this Professor.
To that we’ll add, not only why is there a course on the false notion that “fails to meet reasonable standards of logic, coherence, and objectivity”? But why is it part of an Asian studies course?
Related posts for some brave students to tweet:
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NEW YORK – While operating a nonprofit in the U.S. that was granted tax-exempt status by the official dismissed in the IRS scandal, President Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, has been supporting the terrorist organization Hamas as a fundraiser for the Muslim Brotherhood, according to bank-account information.
Malik’s work with the Sudan-based Islamic Dawa Organization has prompted criminal charges in Egypt of aiding and abetting terrorism.
“If you think Malik Obama, President Obama’s brother, dons a Hamas scarf for sentimental reasons, think again,” writes former PLO-member and native Arabic-speaking researcher Walid Shoebat on his blog.
Shoebat was referring to a report earlier this week of a photograph posted on the website of Malik Obama’s nonprofit, the Barack H. Obama Foundation. It showed him wearing a Hamas scarf that bears the well-known Palestinian slogan “Jerusalem is ours – We are coming!”
Now, Shoebat reports, evidence has surfaced confirming Malik Obama, as the executive secretary of the Islamic Dawa Organization, has operated bank accounts in the Middle East with known ties to al-Qaida that are being widely utilized to raise money for terrorist activities conducted by Hamas in Gaza.
Shoebat ties Bank Account No. 1782, set up in the Al Shamal Bank – an al-Qaida bank founded in Sudan by Osama bin Laden in 1983 to fund terrorist activities – with the bank account serving IDO.
To substantiate the allegations, Shoebat points to advertising on the IDO website that promotes the accounts at the Al Shamal bank, published in Arabic here and here, referencing the Muslim Brotherhood “Aiding our Brothers in Gaza.”
“Though small, the Al Shamal Islamic Bank enabled bin Laden to move money quickly from one country to another through its correspondent relationships with some of the world’s major banks, several of which have been suspended since Sept. 11,” noted University of California, Berkeley, professor Peter Dale Scott, writing on GlobalResearch.org in 2013. “The Al Shamal bank was identified as one of bin Laden’s principal financial entities during the trial earlier this year of four Al Qaeda operatives convicted in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.”
A U.S. State Department Report in 1996 on bin Laden’s finances identified the Al Shamal bank as follows: “Bin Laden and wealthy National Islamic Front members capitalized Al-Shamal Islamic Bank in Khartoum. Bin Laden invested $50 million in the bank.”
Malik Obama’s IDO, Shoebat noted, is part of the Coalition of Islamic Organizations, which includes the Islamic Society in Gaza, a Hamas front organization founded by Hamas terror leader Sheikh Yassin. The society is headed by Hamas prime minister and terror leader Ismail Haniyeh.
Along with Malik’s Islamic Dawa Organization, Shoebat said, other members of the Coalition of Islamic Organizations are involved in the funding, including the World Assembly of Muslim Youth and the Commission for Humanitarian Relief and Medical Support.
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An Islamic organization once listed by the Justice Department as a co-conspirator in a high-profile terror case is among many groups that have received thousands in federal farm subsidies, without producing any crops.
The subsidies to the North American Islamic Trust are just a slice of the questionable payments that, as has been well documented, go to millionaires and non-farmers every year. But as Congress moves to rein in the program, these subsidies stand out considering the group’s involvement in the Holy Land Foundation case of 2008. During the trial, the group’s farm subsidies stopped, only to be reinstated after a federal judge cleared them.
Records show that since 1998, the North American Islamic Trust has received over $10,000 across 34 separate taxpayer-funded programs. NAIT’s two relatively small land plots are tax-zoned as “agricultural” — but they aren’t developed.
The group has been able to obtain farm subsidies legally without producing any crops because it is a nonprofit “charity group” landowner — so it received subsidies on top of being tax-exempt.
“Organizations with no history in agriculture are getting in on taxpayer-provided farm subsidies,” said Adam Andrzejewski, founder of the transparency database OpenTheBooks.com and former Republican candidate for governor of Illinois.
He said the NAIT’s subsidies are “probably legal,” adding: “The federal farm bill has become so large that it has nothing to do with ‘preserving the family farm’ or ‘creating a stable food supply’.”
The North American Islamic Trust’s history is complicated — as the offshoot of the Muslim Students Association and its financial arm, NAIT was founded in 1973 by Middle Eastern-born college students. The majority of NAIT’s founders were members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the group continues to be backed by Saudi Arabia. NAIT uses Shariah-approved investing with its own company, Allied Asset Advisors, to buy and pool mosques and community centers. Former Allied Asset Advisor board member, Jamal Said, preached the most conservative forms of Islam and was specifically named as a co-conspirator in the terror-funding case.
In the Holy Land Foundation case of 2008, which prosecuted investors charged with sending money to Hamas, NAIT was named by U.S. federal prosecutors as a co-conspirator and an entity that is or was “a member of the Muslim Brotherhood” (the parent organization of Hamas).
More at the link above. Much more on NAIT here:
A recently declassified FBI memo from December 1987 stated that NAIT’s “support of Jihad (a holy war) in the U.S. has been evidenced by the financial and organizational support provided through NAIT from Middle East countries to Muslims residing in the U.S. and Canada.”
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**Note: Per indirect sources in the comments section, Mark Freedman claims this information posted here via TCPJ is not true and there is no event being hosted and they are not hosting Remziya Suleyman on any panel. A screen shot from the Jewish Federation of Nashville’s website indicates there is an event on that date but offers no further details. We left a message with Freedman asking him to confirm the event on the website and any speakers. (Comments can be left below or on the Contact link above)
Original post below.
We have heard that on Thursday, February 6, 2013, the Nashville Jewish Federation will again be hosting CAIR promoter Remziya Suleyman, Director of the American Center for Outreach (ACO) as a speaker.
This is the second time that the Jewish Federation has sponsored Suleyman as a speaker. Suleyman’s collaboration with and promotion of Muslim Brotherhood off-shoot Hamas-linked CAIR is well documented. This past summer she brought Islamist militant and CAIR Michigan Director Dawud Walid to train Tennessee’s Muslim students. Walid is noted for demonizing Jews as the source of Black Muslims’ problems.
It doesn’t seem to impress Federation Director Mark Freedman that Suleyman’s beehive of friends includes people like Islamist radical Linda Sarsour CAIR’s 2013 American Muslim of the Year who sends tweets that say “[n]othing is creepier than Zionism.” Nor does Suleyman’s admiration for both the Nation of Islam and Rev. Al Sharpton seem to bother him much.
The Federation’s second in command CRC director is Abbie Wolf, who previously worked for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). In addition to confirming CAIR’s Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas ties, the ADL website adds this information about CAIR:
“CAIR also continues to offer a platform to conspiratorial Israel-bashers and outright anti-Semites. For example, CAIR’s Florida chapter operates a Web site that makes anti-Semitic material available for visitors interested in learning about Islam. CAIR also organizes anti-Israel rallies during which protestors and speakers engage in anti-Semitic rhetoric, use offensive Holocaust imagery likening Jews and Israelis to Nazis, and express support for terror groups.”
Mark Friedman, Director of the Jewish Federation in Nashville email@example.com
Abbie Wolf - firstname.lastname@example.org
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